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DVR Does Not Come Up Without Internet Connection


DVR Does Not Come Up Without Internet Connection

Knowing that U-Verse does not allow me to copy off recorded shows to my laptop and the website does not have recently aired shows, I decided to bring my DVR down here to the lake to watch shows I recorded last week over the weekend.  I have done with with both my old Cox DVR and Tivo DVR......but not AT&T U-Verse.  The screen just sits there with the blue AT&T U-Verse boot screen and the spinning circle in the lower right screen.  I am not saying that  would expect the TV broadcast services to work over a different ISP (although it would be great if they would), but I certainly would expect it to work as a DVR to watch previously recorded shows.  Has anyone else tried this?  Did you get the same result as me?  I would think it would just boot, give an error that Internet was not available (as they have probably restricted the device to a certain IP segment/address) but still let me navigate the menu.

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SomeJoe7777 wrote:
My flash version is 11.4.402.278 which is the latest. I tried a clean uninstall and reinstall of Flash in accordance with:

I still have nothing.

Still no useful additional info, but I wanted to let you kow I'm still checking into it.


What is your subscription level (if you don't mind telling)?


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U200 + HD + HDPT.


Thanks for looking into it.



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Not sure what you were looking for but I'm finding mostly current episodes of many of the networks series out there.



One other suggestion for the OP, get a Roku device, it's portable and as long as you have wireless it will work.  Has Hulu+, Netflix and Amazon  Prime as well as many other channels you can add.

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